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Old 09-16-12, 11:34 AM
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Third year of the Mule. Made sure it looks as ugly as possible.

Alu frame.
Shimano Acera groupset.
37*622 Schwalbe Marathon tyres.
Rack (looking for some panniers these days) for putting my back pack with clothes and stuff.
Nice v-brakes with rain friendly pads.
Lots of reflective tape and stuff for night riding.
Decent fenders. Metal, 60 years old.
Looking for a way to put bars a bit lower and closer (the frame is one size too big for me I guess).


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Old 09-17-12, 03:48 AM
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Here's my commuter bike, BMC crossmachine CX02. I commute 38-70km/day, so I've tried to keep it as light and simple possible. The tyres are 32mm Schwalbe Marathons during summer and 35mm Marathon Winters when it starts to snow.

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Old 09-17-12, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridefreemc View Post
Picture from 4/9/04. Not that I want to clog up this thread with this, but it would be interesting to see which bikes are still around and how they may have faired over the years (or taken on a different "personality").
Agreed....why don't you start a "where are they now" thread.
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Old 09-17-12, 02:16 PM
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This is my cheap, heavy, slow and lovely commuter bike!





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Old 09-18-12, 07:58 AM
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Picked up this sweeeeeet frame (these pics don't do justice to the neon) and built it up with parts from my old commuter and an old mountain bike.



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Originally Posted by s-words View Post
Picked up this sweeeeeet frame (these pics don't do justice to the neon) and built it up with parts from my old commuter and an old mountain bike.



Although I prefer drop bars, I like it. Love that color.
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Old 09-18-12, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by s-words View Post
Picked up this sweeeeeet frame (these pics don't do justice to the neon) and built it up with parts from my old commuter and an old mountain bike.



I hate drop bars! and I love it.

the combination of spoke count/color/tire width/frame color/component color/flat bars is absolutely ****in brilliant.

literally!
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Old 09-18-12, 01:00 PM
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Found some nice backroads on my way to the office



Few kilometers further:



Typical view in the Northern Germany (i love cycling around the dawn):


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Old 09-18-12, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Aakoo View Post
Here's my commuter bike, BMC crossmachine CX02. I commute 38-70km/day, so I've tried to keep it as light and simple possible. The tyres are 32mm Schwalbe Marathons during summer and 35mm Marathon Winters when it starts to snow.
How old is your CX02? I can't find it on BMC's site. And are those really rack bolts on the seatstay?

That looks like a more practical variant of my SLX01.
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Old 09-19-12, 01:08 AM
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I picked up some nashbar waterproof panniers. First panniers but the freedom of no backpack was fantastic. Li picked it up from bikes direct.

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Old 09-19-12, 10:19 PM
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I know it's not the correct side, but I don't have my camera right now so I'll get a proper pic tomorrow. It's a Miyata 414 and it serves me very well for a 30 mile round trip commute
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Old 09-19-12, 11:28 PM
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What sort of times do you make on each 15 mile trip? What sort of roads?
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Old 09-20-12, 12:39 AM
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I love cycling in Germany, anywhere in Europe for that matter. Trying to go as car free as possible.



Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
Found some nice backroads on my way to the office



Few kilometers further:



Typical view in the Northern Germany (i love cycling around the dawn):

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Old 09-20-12, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
Found some nice backroads on my way to the office



Few kilometers further:



Typical view in the Northern Germany (i love cycling around the dawn):

most of my cycling is central/southern Germany. it would be nice to get up to the northern part of the country!

you should've seen the windfarms at the Austrian/Hungarian border

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Old 09-20-12, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
What sort of times do you make on each 15 mile trip? What sort of roads?
I live in coastal NC so I'm on relatively flat roads. My commute is 45min-1hr depending on how frisky I'm feeling that day. I'm training to run a 100 miler in the early spring so I haven't pushed it very hard on the bike lately.
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Old 09-20-12, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
Found some nice backroads on my way to the office



Few kilometers further:



Typical view in the Northern Germany (i love cycling around the dawn):

Beautiful bike and beautiful countryside. Nice handlebars, too. Thanks for posting this.
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Old 09-20-12, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
How old is your CX02? I can't find it on BMC's site. And are those really rack bolts on the seatstay?

That looks like a more practical variant of my SLX01.
It's a 2009 model, I bought it in 2010. Yeah, those are rack bolts. Here's better picture of the 2010 model: http://www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bik.../standard.html

BMC is releasing a new CX model for 2013. Only if I was in the need for a new commuter.... http://www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bik...-disc/105.html
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Old 09-20-12, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
Found some nice backroads on my way to the office

Typical view in the Northern Germany (i love cycling around the dawn):
what kind of kickstand is that?
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Old 09-20-12, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Aakoo View Post
It's a 2009 model, I bought it in 2010. Yeah, those are rack bolts. Here's better picture of the 2010 model: http://www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bik.../standard.html

BMC is releasing a new CX model for 2013. Only if I was in the need for a new commuter.... http://www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bik...-disc/105.html
^wow your bike is awesome. thanks for the link to the new disc equipped model. Thats a huge emerging trend right now in the US bike market: drop bar, cyclocross-like wheel/geometry, disc brake "do everything" bikes.

I'm kind of annoyed to not have known of the BMC offerings before I bought my Redline.
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Old 09-20-12, 02:40 PM
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acidfast7, here up the North you get some incredible steady tailwinds. Same for headwinds but it's all quite predictable. On my last trip to Hamburg the average speed was about 30! Though i really like and miss the diversity and the hills of the South.

gevad, thanks!

Ns1, the kickstand is actually a trailer hitch from Weber (i spend a fair amount of time riding with kids), i think the model is "B". Made of plastic but it's a sturdy one, much better than some i had in the past.
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Old 09-20-12, 05:05 PM
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And the same bike in the beginning of the summer, it was a singlespeed before i converted it to an IGH.

Pictured in front of the back wall of some small local theatre.


+++++++++++

And now thinking of trying fixed gear, with this thing no modifications is necessary:


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not ideal, but heres what im commuting on for the time being as my muirwoods commuter was stolen last friday night.

saving my pennies for something more suited to the task.
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New build, this was an old roomate's '79 Raleigh Super Record. It was in very rough shape when I got it. It had just its rear brake with a pair of extremely beat up steel 5 speed 27" wheels. The brake didn't work. It had friction stem shifters and a cheap square taper double crankset with a forged drive side.
I stripped it, i replaced the old unsealed bb and crankset with a shimano cartrige bb and mid 90's 105 road triple. It now has a 7 speed 700c rear wheel that probably came from an older hybrid. The front brake is from a late 60's/early 70's Schwinn Continental. Cinelli road bars with a ritchey threadless stem(used a quill to threadless adapter). Shimano 600 brake levers, 1960's Campy Record clamp on downtube shifters, and 700 x 28 Vittoria Randonneurs. I wish I had a picture of the bike before. She is a mut, but she runs like a dream, has a very wide gear range, and is much nicer than she was 34 years ago.
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Old 09-21-12, 09:50 PM
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My commuter for school.





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Old 09-22-12, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post
^wow your bike is awesome. thanks for the link to the new disc equipped model. Thats a huge emerging trend right now in the US bike market: drop bar, cyclocross-like wheel/geometry, disc brake "do everything" bikes.

I'm kind of annoyed to not have known of the BMC offerings before I bought my Redline.
Thanks. CX bikes have been the really popular in Europe (here in the north at least) for a quite a while now, due to their versatility: you can can ride them all year, and with a change of wheels/tyres you have a road bike for the occasional group ride. CX bikes are the "new hybrid", I seem them almost as often as hybrid bikes on my way to work.
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